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1996 Ford Taurus: Oxygen Sensor Suicide

1996 Ford Taurus: Oxygen Sensor Suicide

Q--I have a ’96 Ford Taurus wagon with 90,000 miles on it. It has a 24-valve V-6 engine in it. It seems that I am having bad luck with the oxygen sensors for this engine. I will be on my fourth one shortly. My last one lasted about 11,000 miles. Are oxygen sensors that short-lived or is this just...

March 6, 2010 by 1
New York Yankees 2010 Ford Mustang GT

1964-1/2 Ford Mustang: Silly Mechanic, Jokes are for Editors

Q--I remember having static problems with my first new car, a 1964-1/2 Mustang. It was the first car I ever bought with Naugahyde seats and gave me a shock whenever I got... read more February 21, 2010 by 0

2009 Ford Econoline Cargo Van E-150 Commercial Rear Seats

1985 Ford E-150: Brake Down

Q--I have a 1985 Ford E-150 Van with about 46,000 miles on it. I notice that the brakes start to act very strange after about 20 miles of stop-and-go driving. The brake pedal... read more February 6, 2010 by 0

2003 Ford Focus 5dr Sedan HB SVT Angular Rear Exterior View

2003 Ford Focus: Ignition Switch Won't Turn

Q--I have a 2003 Ford Focus that has only 20,000 miles on it. Sometimes you can't turn ignition switch to restart the car after shutting it off. Even jiggling the steering... read more June 20, 2008 by 5

1997 Ford Ranger XLT

1997 Ford Ranger: Costly Tune-ups

Q--I own a 1997 Ford Ranger with 107,000 miles. The engine has four cylinders but eight spark plugs and the repair shops charge me for an eight-cylinder tune-up. I don’t... read more June 20, 2008 by 1

1999 Ford F-150 XL

Ford F-150: Exhaust Manifold Problem

Q--I have a Ford F-150 4x4 with 150,000 miles. In the last few weeks every time I start it, it sounds like there is no muffler. After I drive it for awhile it sounds fine... read more April 15, 2008 by 0

2008 Ford Explorer America Concept

Ford EcoBoost: V-8 Power from Six?

Automotive engineering is all about trade-offs. You want to build something bigger, you normally wind up with more weight. More features? A higher price tag. To improve... read more January 6, 2008 by 0

2009 Ford Fiesta

Ford Drops New N.A. Plant Plans

Ford is shelving plans to build a new assembly plant in northernMexico. Instead, Ford has promised the United Auto Workers in its new labor pact to build a small car in the... read more November 19, 2007 by 0

Saleen S302 Extreme

Saleen Goes Extreme With Latest ‘Stang

Longtime Mustang tuners Saleen took to the runway during this week’sL.A. auto show to introduce their latest rorty rendition of the Ford pony car, the S302 Extreme. The... read more November 15, 2007 by 0

Alan Mulally Los Angeles 2007

Ford Lays Out “Blueprint to Sustainability”

Ford plans to take aggressive steps to create “safer, more fuel-efficient, quality products,” declared the embattled automaker’s CEO, Alan Mulally, during his keynote... read more November 15, 2007 by 0

2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt

Ford Inks New UAW Pact

Members of the United Auto Workers have ratified the last of three labor contracts that include a dramatic reduction in wages for new employees of General Motors, Ford, and... read more November 14, 2007 by 0

2008 Ford Focus

Ford Signals Tweaks to Turnaround

Concern is growing inside the Ford Motor Co. about the current state of the economy and its impact on the automotive industry, a top company executive has acknowledged. Mark... read more November 6, 2007 by 0

2008 Ford Focus

Ford, UAW Come to Terms

Ford has reached agreement on a new labor contract with the United Auto Workers (UAW), clearing the way for the next step in its restructuring plan, which is likely to... read more November 4, 2007 by 0

Richard Parry-Jones

Parry-Jones Out at Ford

The management shake-up at Ford Motor Co. continues to pick up momentum as the automaker announced the retirement of one of its top product gurus. Ford said Thursday that... read more October 18, 2007 by 0

Jim Farley

Ford Picks Up Toyota’s Farley

Ford Motor Co. has taken a cue from Chrysler and snatched a top executive from Toyota Motor Corp. Jim Farley, theToyota executive who put Scion on the motoring map, will head... read more October 11, 2007 by 0


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